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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer

Soviet Union

 

— 1939-1955 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer Marker
Inscription.  
Type: 122 mm Field Howitzer
Manufactured: Motovilikha Plants
Weight: 5.511 lbs (2.8 tons)
Rate of Fire: 5-6 rounds per minute
Range: 7.33 miles
Ammunition Options: High Explosives, Armor Piercing, Shrapnel, Fragmentation, Smoke, Illuminating Chemical
Crew: 8

Making its appearance just prior to World War II, the M30 remained in service with the Soviet Army until it was replaced by the 122-mm Howitzer D-30 after the latter was adopted for service in 1960. It also served as the workhorse of the North Korean field artillery during the Korean War. This particular piece was captured by the Germans during World War II, refitted to fire their 10.5 cm ammunition, and recaptured by American forces in the closing days of the war. It was displayed as a war relic for many years at Tulane University.

SN: 1807; Object ID# 666218
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, KoreanWar, World II.
 
Location. 29° 57.526′ N, 90° 0.4′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in

M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer Marker
Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard south of North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39) when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun (here, next to this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); M1937 Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); ZPU 4 (a few steps from this marker); Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 (a few steps from this marker); M2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (within shouting distance of this marker); M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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